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" He has written against matrimony, and has been twice married ; he has scouted all the commonplace duties, and yet is a good husband and a kind father. He is a strange composition of contrary qualities. He is a cold formalist, and full of ardour and enthusiasm... "
The Lives of the Most Eminent British Painters, Sculptors, and Architects - Page 91
by Allan Cunningham - 1833
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Conversations of James Northcote...

James Northcote, William Hazlitt - 1830 - 328 pages
...ardour and enthusiasm of mind ; dealing in magnificent projects and petty cavils ; naturally dull, and brilliant by dint of study ; pedantic and playful ; a dry logician and a writer of romances." " You describe him," said N — , " as I remember Baretti once did Sir Joshua Reynolds at his own table,...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent British Painters and Sculptors, Volume 5

Allan Cunningham - 1834
...occasion, " how particular the world sometimes are, and what prejudices they take up against people. There is Godwin, who is a very good man : yet, when I wished...political. Though the love of historic painting was wellnigh extinct in the land, Northcote was slow or unwilling to abandon a line of study which had...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent British Painters and Sculptors, Volume 5

Allan Cunningham - 1859
...occasion, " how particular the world sometimes are, and what prejudices they take up against people. There is Godwin, who is a very good man : yet, when I wished...political. Though the love of historic painting was wellnigh extinct in the land, Northcote was slow or unwilling to abandon a line of study which had...
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The Family Library (Harper)., Volume 67

1868
...occasion, " how particular the world sometimes are, and what prejudices they take up against people. There is Godwin, who is a very good man : yet, when I wished...political. Though the love of historic painting was wellnigh extinct in the land, Northcote was slow or unwilling to abandon a line of study which had...
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The Round Table. Northcote's Conversations. Characteristics

William Carew Hazlitt - 1871 - 568 pages
...ardour and enthusiasm of mind; dealing in magnificent projects and petty cavils ; naturally dull, and brilliant by dint of study ; pedantic and playful ; a dry logician, and a writer of romances." "You describe him," said Northcote, "as I remember Baretti once did Sir Joshua Eeynolds at his own...
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The Round Table. Northcote's Conversations. Characteristics

William Carew Hazlitt - 1871 - 568 pages
...ardour and enthusiasm of mind; dealing in magnificent projects and petty cavils; naturally dull, and brilliant by dint of study ; pedantic and playful ; a dry logician, and a writer of romances." "You describe him," said Northcote, "as I remember Baretti once did Sir Joshua Eeynolds at his own...
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Percy Bysshe Shelley, an Appreciation...

Thomas Roberts Slicer - 1903 - 74 pages
...ardour and enthusiasm of mind; dealing in magnificent projects and petty cavils ; naturally dull, and brilliant by dint of study ; pedantic and playful; a dry logician and a writer of romances." Talfourd declares, Godwin "was a man of two beings — which held little discourse with each other."...
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The Collected Works of William Hazlitt, Volume 10

William Hazlitt - 1903
...ardour and enthusiasm of mind ; dealing in magnificent projects and petty cavils ; naturally dull, and brilliant by dint of study ; pedantic and playful ; a dry logician and a writer of romances.' ' You describe him,' said N , ' as I remember Baretti once did Sir Joshua Reynolds at his own table,...
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